The Deaf are one of the world’s largest unreached and unengaged people groups. Fewer than 2% of the world’s 70 million Deaf people know of or follow Christ.
Through an interpreter, Deaf leader Tanya Polstra tells MNN that people who can hear often have a flawed view of the Deaf community. This misconception blocks attempts to reach the Deaf for Christ.
“The world sees Deaf individuals [as] something that needs to be fixed. We are not a complete or a whole human being in the eyes of many people.”
Why does Scripture engagement matter?
Deaf Bible Society holds Scripture engagement training in many countries. In essence, “Scripture engagement is how we see the world as a Deaf person, and that is through the use of sign language,” Polstra says.
“When we have sign language Scriptures in our language it helps us to see who the Lord is. We can dive into His Word… and we can see how He expects us to live as His light.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth